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Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Unread postby taxiorlando » 30 Jun 2010, 19:01

Can anybody tell me if it's worth learning and getting certified on HOW TO TEACH either the TOEFL, IELTS, or any other test of English? Appreciate your help.
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Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Unread postby systematic » 01 Jul 2010, 01:22

Which particular courses for getting certified for teaching IELTS and/or TOEFL did you have in mind?
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Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Unread postby taxiorlando » 04 Jul 2010, 11:26

Sorry but not sure what u mean. In the TOEFL are u referring to the IBT, PBT? Just was wondering if it´s worth spending the money in any of it? I hear-read that a lot of people take the TOEFL but here in Spain i don´t see it. Can´t even find someone that will certify me for it. Thanks.
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Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Unread postby Jo » 05 Jul 2010, 18:01

Your first question seems to be about whether it's worth taking a course to get certified to teach TOEFL or IELTS or any other test of English.

I think what systematic is asking is which particular course you were thinking of taking.
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Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Unread postby systematic » 06 Jul 2010, 00:48

AS far as I know, there are no courses for training teachers how to prepare students for TOEFL.
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Re: Certification to teach TOEFL, IELTS etc

Unread postby Alex Case » 06 Jul 2010, 14:53

To become an IELTS examiner, you will need to take the course (if that's the right word- usually called "standardisation" I think) run by experienced IELTS examiners, usually meaning at a British Council. This is free I believe, but you have to agree to do a certain number of tests per year and it is very difficult to get on the course, meaning you will need experience of teaching it and often a Diploma level qualification.

To teach IELTS, however, there is no such thing as a certification and every school will recruit teachers in their own way. It can't hurt to know as much as you can about the exam and how to teach it, but there's plenty of stuff on the internet about that
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